Madina B
Name of vine variety in France
This vine variety was obtained in 1964 by INRA by crossbreeding Cardinal Rg and Sultanine B.
No synonym is officially recognized in France for this variety, nor in other countries in the European Union.
In France, Madina B is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties".
Table grape vine variety
Evolution of area under vines in France
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Identification signs include:
- the tip of the young shoots has a slight coat of flat-lying hairs,
- yellow young leaves with bronze patches,
- adult leaves are light green, orbicular or wedge-shaped, whole, 3 or 5 lobes with shallow lateral sinuses, a slightly open or closed petiolar sinus with a V-shaped base; moderate size teeth with straight or convex sides, an absence or very slight anthocyanin pigmentation of veins; smooth leaf blade, cupped and the underside with an absence of very slight coat of upright and flat-lying hairs, 
- short elliptical-shaped berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 133 223 239 176 186 248 248 243 249
Allel 2 149 232 249 191 188 252 254 243 251
Bud burst: 5days after Chasselas.
Grape maturity: period III, 4 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Madina B displays strong vigor. As its fertility is moderate, it must be trained and long pruned. Berries sometimes burst in the event of rain at the end of the maturation cycle.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Madina B is not very susceptible to rot.
Technological potential
Madina B grape clusters are moderate size and not very compact. The berries have a simple flavor and are seedless, small to moderate size, golden with a fairly thick skin and juicy pulp. Madina B displays good storage and transportation capacity.
Clonal selection in France
The only approved Madina B clone carries the number 970.
Bibliographic references
- Catalogue des variétés et clones de vigne cultivés en France. Collectif, 2007, Ed. IFV, Le Grau-du-Roi.
- Documentation interne du Domaine de Vassal. 1949-2011, INRA, Marseillan-plage.
- Dictionnaire encyclopédique des cépages. P. Galet, 2000, Ed. Hachette, Paris.
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
970    INRA